Victim's Identity Released/Reward Increased up to $15,000
LA PLATA, Md.—The Charles County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation into the double shooting that occurred in the Hampshire neighborhood of Waldorf on October 26. The victim has been identified as Teresa Ann Bass, 40, of Waldorf. Her husband, whose name will not be released, remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The reward in the case has tripled and now stands at $15,000.
Immediately after the shooting, Sheriff Rex Coffey authorized an increase in the reward in the hopes that someone would call with information. Today, the St. Charles Companies, working in coordination with the Hampshire Neighborhood Association and its management agent, Property Management Enterprises, offered to contribute $10,000 toward the reward.
Since the shooting, detectives have been pursuing leads and are working to establish a motive. Patrol officers have remained a constant presence in the area. Over the weekend, sheriff's officers stopped all cars entering and leaving the neighborhood and passed out flyers seeking information about the case.
"Anyone who knows our agency knows we will leave no stone unturned and will pursue every investigative lead to identify the suspect. We hope the increase in the reward will generate tips and we strongly encourage anyone with information to call our detectives or the Crime Solvers line. Callers can remain anonymous," said Sheriff Coffey.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the CCSO at (301) 932-2222. Callers who do not want to give their name should call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit http://www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.